The deer antler sheds that we sell make outstanding dog chews! If you are interested in finding out more about the product, click on Deer Antlers for Pups.
From time to time, I post some of the odd dear antler questions I’ve been asked, so we can all have a giggle! And who knows? Maybe I’m answering the question you were afraid to ask.
“How many deer do you have grazing in your pastures at one time, and are they humanely treated?”
Our pastures are home to herds of deer that graze in our lush organically grown grass and munch apples from the organic apples trees that hang over the pastures, offering shade as well as nourishment. Fresh cool water flows from 7 waterfalls into ponds placed strategically around the pasture to make sure fresh water is always available to the deer. Should the deer seek shelter we have heated and air conditioned barns that they can come and go from at will.
** Not really! Antlers are collected from deer that have shed them naturally in the wild. Unfortunately we don’t own even one deer. Sad but true!
“Are deer antlers safe for children to chew on?”
We don’t recommend giving children antlers to chew on.
“My dogs won’t share the one antler I bought, and in fact they become ugly with one another over it. Do you have any suggestions?”
Why not buy another antler? One antler for each dog…
“They are very expensive!”
Vet visits are more expensive!
(Dogs don’t share, and there is always a favorite antler—usually the antler the other dog is chewing! The best solution is to buy more antlers than you have dogs. Monitor your pups around the antlers, and if aggression occurs only give them the antlers when they are in crates or are separated from one another.)
“How many calories are in an antler?”
Do you mean how much does an antler weigh?
“No, my dog is overweight and my vet says I need to be careful about high calorie treats.”
Antlers don’t really have calories.
“If they are edible, they must a calorie count.”
Good point. Each antler has approximately 3 calories.
“Great! That will work. I would like to order 4.”
(Sometimes it is kinder to tell people what they want to hear.)
“Do you sell deer antler earrings?”
For you or your dog?
Not at this time.
“We would like to buy an antler for my son’s science project.”
Happy to help. Let me know what size and we will send it right out. Good luck to your son.
“Actually, we were hoping we could send you the instructions, and then you could do the experiment and e-mail us the results.”
Oh. Ah… well, I’m so sorry but we don’t do antler science projects at this time.
“Do the antlers come in different colors?”
No. The antlers are all natural. We don’t dye them.
“So what colors do you have?”
“That’s the only color?”
I’m afraid so.
“I wanted to use one as a wall hook but I need more of a purple color.”
Well, I’m sure you could paint it.
“I guess, but I was hoping for a natural look.”
I’m sorry I can’t help.
“My Great Dane loves his super jumbo antler, but he has the habit of throwing it in the air. Do you have any suggestions?
“I ordered my antler yesterday afternoon, it’s 11.00 AM, I still don’t have it yet!”
My dad ships the antlers out as quickly as he can, but the mail can take a few days.
“Well, I’m not impressed with your shipping.”
I’m so sorry, but I did tell you it would take 3-5 days for the antlers to arrive. And you just paid your invoice last night.
“I’m not at all happy. What can you do about it?”
Not sell antlers to you anymore?
(My dad packages orders as soon as he has the paperwork which is usually the same day we receive payment and ships the antlers the next day. Sometimes ‘life happens’ but usually antlers usually arrive in 3-5 days.)
Are your antlers Gluten free?
“My dog loves his antlers. I’m attaching a picture of my pup happily chewing his antler. Thank you so much.”
What a great picture. We love pictures! THANK YOU!
There are no ‘dumb’ questions, but some do make us giggle a little more than others. We are always happy to answer any questions, and special orders are fine, but do please remember antlers only come in one color!